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what age do you let your child start sleeping with a pillow?

my son is 16 months and i know he is not yet ready for a pillow for he rolls alot through out the night... but i was wondering what age you generally give your child a pillow for the first time?


Asked by 8firsttimemom8 at 3:02 PM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Our pediatrician told us to wait until 2. They don't really need them so there's no need to push it. My son is 2 1/2, has a pillow on his bed and never uses it. He will sometimes bunch up a blanket or stuffed animal but that's about it.

    Answer by momofryan07 at 3:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I gave my son one at 21 months, he he a little one in his crib just cause he liked it and then started using it on his own

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:13 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • DD really likes pillows and she'd usually sleep on a stuffed animal or bunched up blanket so I got her a toddler size pillow at 18 months. It's about half the size of regular pillows and pretty flat. She love curious George so I made her a curious George pillow case, she thinks it's the greatest thing ever lol!

    Answer by Blueliner at 3:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • They were round 11 months. They started using their bedtime bears as pillows, so we gave them pillows. They slept on the pillow snuggling with their bears after that.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • I let my kids use a pillow when they reached 1

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 4:03 PM on Nov. 3, 2009